At about 5:40, armed with an appetizer, drinks and gifts, we walked up to the Club House for the Christmas Eve gift exchange party. Karen and Wayne had saved spots for us at their table. On the left is Lu-Ann (I apologize if I got that wrong; I do make an effort to remember names of folks I just met, but sometimes I don't get it right!)...then me. Steve (taking the picture) is across the table to the right of Wayne, Karen, John and Sandy...
A bottle of Canadian Mist Whiskey....bottles of liquor are very popular gifts! An orange sticker is placed on a gift every time it is stolen and can only be stolen twice. Steve was the second to steal this bottle so it was his to keep.
A few hours later all of the gifts were taken...what a great evening! We have never participated in this kind of gift giving...it was a blast!
Here is what we took home with us...
Christmas morning 2017 started with an early video call with Angie, Rob and our grandsons...very excited little boys as they opened their Christmas presents. So fun "being with" Conner and Bryce as they opened our gifts. Unfortunately they all seem to be battling colds and fever...hope they all feel better soon!
After breakfast and showers, we got out for our morning walk around the RV park.
All of the dishes being arranged on the long table...
The small club house is full...good thing it's a nice day out there as they also had tables set up around the pool outside.
We had a fabulous dinner....so much food...and great company! After lunch, we waddled back home, changed into comfy clothes and relaxed to let all that food digest. A smart thing to do would have been to get out for another walk...but we were busy having Christmas Day Skype/FaceTime calls to family back in BC.
And that wraps up another Christmas...looking forward to exploring some of the area over the next week!